According to the second lady of the land, Samira Bawumia, the current NPP government is doing very well, especially in regards to the economy.
Samira Bawumia’s comments come in response to ongoing critiques of the performance of the NPP government and how they have failed to turn things around.
Speaking with youth operatives of the party in the Ashanti Region, Samira said the economic growth of the country has been doubled and Ghanaians are much better off today than they were two years ago when the party came to power.
“We have more than doubled our economic growth while reducing the rapid rate of borrowing and accumulation of public debt,” Samira said.
She went on to list numerous policies of the NPP government which she believes has improved the lives of Ghanaians including Free SHS, restoration of allowances for teachers and nurses and employing numerous youth through the NABCO programme.
“We have restored Nursing and Teacher Training allowance. We are issuing national ID cards which by the way in eight years, the NDC could not issue. We have delivered a national digital address system. We have established three development authorities; Northern, Middle and Coastal. We have reduced electricity tariffs. We have expanded the LEAP programme.” Samira said.
Samira’s comments come as her husband Dr Bawumia is roundly mocked for failing to ‘arrest’ the dollar as he promised during their campaign.
Another problem the NPP are facing politically is that despite all these alleged achievements, Ghanaians continue to complain about the ‘system’ being hard. The accomplishments ring so hollow when people can’t feel a discernable impact in their lives.